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Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1979-11-01

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Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on 1979-11-01

Topics Live concert

Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Peggy-O, Minglewood Blues, Candyman, Looks Like Rain, Don't Ease Me In, Easy To Love You, Promised Land Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Samson & Delilah, Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Black Peter-> Good Lovin', E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Nassau Coliseum
Location Uniondale, NY

Source Soundboard
Lineage Master Soundboard Cassette, played back via Nakamichi DR-3> RME 96/8 PST > Harddrive > SHN


Master Soundboard Cassette, played back via Nakamichi DR-3> RME 96/8 PST > Harddrive > SHN; with patches from Master Soundboard Cassette > Cassette > Hi-Fi VHS> CDR, and Master Audience Cassette; Nakamichi CM300 mics > Nakamichi 550 > CDR sources (see info file); Patching / CD Mastering, SHN'ed by Scott Clugston, with thanks to Don Goodwin for new source; d1 tracked for 80 min


Reviewer: feather0926 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2013
Subject: Fall, nineteen hundered, seventy nine
For me this show is my 2nd favorite of 1979, 10/27 is the leader of the pack. A very tight well played show. Now every Deadhead worth his/her salt knows about the Scarlet> Fire check out Terrapin>Playin' plus a very good 1st set this show rates 4 1/2 stars only because I want to reserve the 5 stars for 10/27 however this show really does deserve 5 stars. A stellar performance in one of my favorite eras of Dead listening. FALL 1979 enough said. ENJOY DEADLAND!!
Reviewer: so il @wdbx91.1 - - May 4, 2010
Subject: bwahh hah ha ha
i could have cut you throat right then if we were in battle...garcia remarks...but phil holds his hand early through tleo and brent takes the REIGNS....
Reviewer: cringle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 26, 2008
Subject: The Holy Grail of Scarlets
35 min of tryptastic lsdelite

brent - out of his mind.

in a good way.

my goodness
Reviewer: Gazza59 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2008
Subject: Best Scarlet/Fire.....ever!!!!
Nassau shows always seem to have something special. The Scarlet/Fire is purely magic, no wonder why it never seemed to end. 30 some odd minutes...yowza.
Reviewer: ShannonsGun - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 29, 2008
Subject: GOLD
More Golden Sharpless from Gordon Sharpless!

Many,many thanks to you my friend!
Keep pushing the Peace brother!
Reviewer: amynbrian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2008
Subject: Sorry Charlie
Great Show!
Reviewer: CharlieMiller - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2008
Subject: "How can I find Charlie Millers other site"
I don't have a site, never did.
Reviewer: RFKROX - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2008
Subject: Another Smokin' Show from the Fall Tour of 1979!
Can someone please explain to me why the beginning of Jack Straw is missing from this awesome show? Damn!! Charlie Miller – need some help on this one, dude! Other than that, I don’t see anything wrong with this show. The band is totally on this night, and Garcia and Weir are off-the-hook! If you like “heavy, rockin” Dead, then you need to download this show ASAP!

The transition from the mellow Peggy-O (top 5 of all time?) to Minglewood Blues is phenomenal! Jerry goes from his sweet lullaby singing in Peggy-O to some ass-kicking guitar-playing in Minglewood. Bobby never ceases to amaze me with his inspirational singing and rhythm guitar playing! And then they go back into the mellow Candyman. Best version of Looks Like Rain I may have ever heard (save for the 2/3/78 Dane County Coliseum in Madison, WI (part of Dick’s Picks Vol. 18)). Bobby’s vocals are sic on this song! Even Brent sounds great singing on Easy To Love You.

This 2nd set kicks ass! Scarlet > Fire for 35 minutes? Are you kidding me? Okay, it’s a little drawn out, and it may not be as good as Barton Hall on 5-8-77 or some reputable others, but it still sounds quite good. Terrapin and Playin’ are the cornerstone of the 2nd set, if you like subliminal communication via music. The end of Playin’ reminds me of certain parts in some Dark Star versions as it transitions into Drums. In fact, Space reminds me of the 1977 movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” when the UFOs start making all those weird subliminal sounds when they fly into the landing zone in that mountain! Pretty awesome, actually. Definitely one of the most unique Spaces I’ve ever heard! It’s ‘DA BOMB, everybody! Time to get high and put on the headphones!

Black Peter is as good as ever (Garcia kills it!), and for my money, this Good Lovin’ is the best I’ve ever heard in terms of sheer energy, perfection in all aspects of the instruments, and vocals, bar none (despite the 27-second aud patch in the middle of the song)!! In fact, Black Peter > Good Lovin’ > U.S. Blues is absolutely ridiculous! Just sic, man… It’s easy to see why “Road Trips Volume 1” was the first Road Trips released because Fall/Winter ’79 is off-the-hook!! Anyone that doesn’t appreciate 1979 Dead needs to check into some lunatic clinic! LOL

Download this show now! Just doesn’t get much better than this. Brent Mydland is in mid-season form on this tour! He jams his ass off on Good Lovin’, as do the rest of the boys! Garcia’s guitar licks on this song are out-of-this-world, especially towards the end of the song! And what can you say about Bobby and Phil? They definitely lead the way and keep the band in total sync throughout this show. And let’s not forget about Bill and Micky. Their combined drumming expertise never misses a beat!

Keep in mind, there are some audience patches in this board, but the sound quality is still pretty impressive. Just read the text notes. If you like the Cape Code shows, you will surely like the Nassau Coliseum shows. Wish I could have been there! And you can download Charlie Miller’s board from the “other” site. His remastering of any shows is the best out there!

Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
East-Coast Deadhead

Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2004
Subject: Ripping scarlet>fire
Great Terrapin>playing which is really trippy - this show does not get enough love and should be listened to classic Nassau rowdy east coast show. Very pleasant surprise indeed and agree with others not sure what Brent was doing that night but it worked.....
Reviewer: dcain - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2004
Subject: Interesting Mexicali and...
In Mexicali, Garcia actually turns on his mutron, and you get the Estimated-wah sound during the initial part of the tune. He seems in an experiemental mood this night e.g. during Promised Land, his second solo is taken almost entirely in chords, and you sense that he is just checking it out, to see what it might sound like.

The Jack Straw is fairly basic, though Garcia does provide fills between the final sung lines (generally rare, though these are not powerful as during 1/7/78).

Scarlet is taken at a pretty slow pace to begin, but Garcia's solos have a pleasantness about them. The transition between Scarlet and Fire shows off the very high quality of the recording (I'm listening to this off my Jukebox, and can't recall which Archive version it is). At the 12 minute mark of the jam, Brent lays on some very unique, synthy-funked-up sounds. After 16 minutes, he plunges into some extremely fast, electrical Mozart licks. The Scarlet through the jam alone is a good 18 minutes. After 17 minutes, Garcia finds another little motif to play with. Then Phil wanders in to the room. This is a very special jam. God bless Brent Mydland (for Scarlet-Fire transitions, see also 2/5/78).
Reviewer: BrettMeisner - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 2, 2004
Subject: First show - 1979!
This Nassua show is killing me. I remember so well. I love the soundboard because you can hear and clearly distinguish Jerry and Bobby's guitars. I was in a band at the time - and rather young. I was taught to make "bar chords" when playing, but if you see Bobby up-close which I did that night, you can see that he seems at times to only be vaguely touching the strings "here and there" - what he's really doing is playing fragmented chords and hitting these odd harmonics and tangents that are his true sound. I love it.

Also, I remember Brent's "Easy To Love You" as one of my favorites. An older Deadhead next to me gave me slack after the show cause I liked that song. It was new to me - as were most of their songs, but he didn't like new, he wanted tried an true. I give this show a thumbs up!

p.s. Was this one of Brent's first shows?

Reviewer: CATyler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 31, 2004
Subject: funky Brent
This show contains what I consider to be one of the top 3 Scarlet>Fires of all time. The interplay between Brent and Jerry during the transition is fantastic. This pairing is so strong that it was included as the "hidden" track following Saint of Circumstance on disk 2 of Dick's Pick's 13. Playing in the Band makes a stab at duplicating the intensity found at the beginning of the second set and makes for an interesting version. The rest of the show is well played, if not as inspired as the obvious highlights. I found the sound quality to be fine, with some occassional patches and level modulation. I recommend this strong show from a strong late '79 run.
Reviewer: skb archives - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2004
Subject: This is not a cassette master...
This source is actually from a 1st gen cassette that is slightly fast and also has improper dolby decoding. I will upload a new copy made directly from the vault cassette
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